Steffen Lauf

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Keywords: Urban heat island Land use patterns Landscape metrics Soil sealing NDVI Heat-stress risk Vulnerability Demographic change Climate change Berlin a b s t r a c t In western societies, the combined effects of climate warming, proceeding urbanization, and demographic change (e.g. population aging) increase the risk of city populations to be subjected(More)
The climate change and the proceeding urbanization create future health challenges. Consequently, more people around the globe will be impaired by extreme weather events, such as heat waves. This study investigates the causes for the emergence of surface urban heat islands and its change during heat waves in 70 European cities. A newly created climate class(More)
Over the past decade research on urban thermal inequity has grown,with a focus on denser built environments. In this letter we examine thermal inequity associatedwith climate change impacts and changes to urban form in a comparatively socio-economically disadvantagedAustralian suburb. Local urban densification policies designed to counteract sprawl have(More)
Substantive and concerted action is needed to mitigate climate change. However, international negotiations struggle to adopt ambitious legislation and to anticipate more climate-friendly developments. Thus, stronger actions are needed from other players. Cities, being greenhouse gas emission centers, play a key role in promoting the climate change(More)
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